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Sea-to-Sky Road Alerts available via cell phones

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Truckers who frequent the Sea-to-Sky Highway can now sign up for a wireless telephone subscripti...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — Truckers who frequent the Sea-to-Sky Highway can now sign up for a wireless telephone subscription service that alerts them to unscheduled delays.

The Road Alerts service will help travellers plan around unscheduled closures, the province says. In the event of a closure, a text message will be sent to a subscriber’s mobile phone.

It’s the first text message-based road alert system in Canada, and it’s available on most wireless carriers. Each alert costs 25 cents with the fee appearing on the next phone bill.

To subscribe to the service, customers can send a text message to "ROADS" (76237) with the text "Sea to Sky" in the body. For more information, visit www.theweathernetwork.com/roadalerts.


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